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Start The Day With A Good Breakfast

Posted on Jan 13, 2014 | 21 comments

Start The Day With A Good Breakfast

Traditionalists claim porridge must contain nothing more than oats, water and salt so that should be all the provocation you need to shake things up a little…

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We Hunkered Down & Pressed On…

Posted on Jan 10, 2014 | 19 comments

We Hunkered Down & Pressed On…

This current freeze reminded me of our first Canadian winter, four years ago. UK southern softies fresh from London life, we had none of the protective, insulating clothing most Canadians take for granted …

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Heating A Canadian Home

Posted on Jan 9, 2014 | 31 comments

Heating A Canadian Home

Being cosy warm indoors while the weather hurls all the winter it can lay its hands on at you is a wonderful feeling, but it doesn’t come without a downside…

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Point & Shoot: Flash Freeze

Posted on Jan 6, 2014 | 43 comments

Point & Shoot: Flash Freeze

I’m starting to think I should get my own map and ten minute slot as everything I post recently revolves around the weather, but it’s unavoidably the big story here in Canada right now. After a couple of years of unseasonably warm winters, this ‘mutha’ has left us reeling…

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Point & Shoot: Polar Plunge

Posted on Dec 30, 2013 | 29 comments

Point & Shoot: Polar Plunge

I skipped breakfast, grabbed my camera and jumped in the jeep. The Polar Plunge started at 11am and I knew from past experience a couple of minutes delay would mean missing the whole thing…

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Point & Shoot: The Icestorm Cometh

Posted on Dec 23, 2013 | 13 comments

Point & Shoot: The Icestorm Cometh

I fell asleep to the sound of ice pellets tapping the window while blue-white flashes from exploding transformers and arcing power lines lit up the sky. In the early hours of the morning the power finally failed…

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Christmas, You’ve Changed!

Posted on Dec 20, 2013 | 12 comments

Christmas, You’ve Changed!

Christmas in another country brings a curious reminder of the diversity to be found in the universal…

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Point & Shoot – Blizzards, books & bumps in the night

Posted on Dec 16, 2013 | 11 comments

Point & Shoot – Blizzards, books & bumps in the night

What is it about getting spooked that makes you giggle?

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Merry Christmas from the Muzzies

Posted on Dec 12, 2013 | 28 comments

Merry Christmas from the Muzzies

The tree’s up, gifts have been bought and three homemade Christmas puddings are chilling in the cold cupboard. So far so good – this Muslim household is on track for Christmas…

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Point & Shoot: Christmas comes early

Posted on Dec 9, 2013 | 22 comments

Point & Shoot: Christmas comes early

Ever since we closed the door on November the kids have been excitedly counting the days to December 8th and this weekend the wait was finally over…

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Paris – The Friendliest Place On Earth

Posted on Dec 4, 2013 | 3 comments

Paris – The Friendliest Place On Earth

We pull into the fresh-looking plaza on the outskirts of town, its clean lines and manicured verges incongruous amongst the trees and cornfields round about, like work shoes worn with jeans…

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Winter Is Coming

Posted on Nov 27, 2013 | 6 comments

Winter Is Coming

The air is still, there’s no breeze. Expectation hangs dumbly like a first-grader trying to cut in at the school disco. Everything waits…

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